YOUNG anti social drivers have been disturbing residents in Enniskillen recently.
Residents living in the town have been experiencing loud screeching and banging exhausts as cars speed up and down the streets, long into the early hours of the morning.
A number of drivers have also been parking up, gathering in local car parks, and intimidating other car park users.
An angry resident from Enniskillen Town Centre told the Herald,
“I be lying in bed at night and I hear them going up and down the street. They are even on Townhall Street, which is one way and very narrow. It makes me worry for them because of the speed they are driving, and also for the other drivers who they meet on the road. Their stupidity could cost themselves their lives, or even some innocent driver or pedestrian.”
Police say they are aware of the negative impact anti-social driving can have on the quality of life of the community and continue to work in partnership to address this issue.
Chief Inspector Clive Beatty said, “we are urging all motorists to switch on to all aspects of road safety.
Our message is simple – poor standards and anti-social driving will not be tolerated. Showing off not only annoys the community but it puts innocent members of the community at risk of injury or even death.
Trying to impress your friends means you are not concentrating on the road, which may lead to loss of your licence and/or loss of liberty and life.”
Chief Inspector Beatty concluded by urging members of the public to come forward with any information. “I would like to ask the community for help in reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads by reporting all incidents of careless and inconsiderate driving, dangerous driving and anti-social driving that are witnessed; ensuring all vehicle and driver details are reported at the earliest opportunity to police.”
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